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Correspondence and research notes

Subseries contains information on musicians and jazz music. It is predominantly composed of correspondence and research notes, but also includes questionnaires sent by Gilmore to musicians in an effort to obtain information about their careers and activities.


Subseries is composed of 83 interviews conducted by John Gilmore with musicians.


Subseries contains photographs used by John Gilmore for research purposes. Many of them were published in Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal and Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970.

Musical Recordings and film

Subseries contains documents used by John Gilmore for research purposes. It includes a variety of sound recordings, mostly of music performances, and one film.

Articles on jazz

Subseries contains reference articles that document the history of jazz used by John Gilmore for research purposes.

Miscellaneous primary material

Subseries contains primary research material used by John Gilmore. Subseries is composed of arrangements, posters, and sheet music, among other documents.

Final publications

Subseries contains copies of Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal and Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970.


Subseries contains correspondence related to Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal.


The sub-series documents the creation of histories of the Montreal YMCA. It holds research notes, manuscripts, correspondence, and other documents related to Harold C. Cross' book One Hundred years of Service with Youth: The Story of the Montreal Y.M.C.A. 1851-1951, published by the YMCA in 1951.

The sub-series includes timelines and historical sketches, research notes, correspondence, essays, press clippings, books, photographs, and other materials.

Directors, presidents

Records in the sub-series document individuals who served as directors and presidents of the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA. It includes correspondence, research notes, speeches, biographical records, obituaries, photographs, speeches, a menu, and other materials.

Annual Reports

The sub-series consists of annual reports issued by the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA and working documents used in their preparation.

Individual senior employed officers

The series holds documents created or received by senior employed officers of the Metropolitan Montreal YMCA, including correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs, and other materials. Other titles for the position have included general secretary, executive secretary, director general, and president and chief executive officer.

Staff professional development

The sub-series documents programs related to ongoing staff training and the professional development of YMCA executives. It includes reports, articles, correspondence, and program materials.

Managerial groups

The materials in the sub-series document the activities of managerial groups in which executives of the Montreal YMCA have taken part. The records include correspondence, reports, minutes and other meeting documents, as well as various working documents, reports, studies, and publications. The materials are arranged in the following sub-sub-series:

P0145/04D01 - Meetings, conferences, administration.
P0145/04D02 - Publications and studies.

Organization charts, directories

The sub-series consists of documents prepared for internal circulation, including organization charts, rosters and directories of staff, board and committee members, and internal telephone directories.

Policies, procedures

The sub-series documents YMCA policy related to issues that span the whole Association. It also documents YMCA policies regarding matters in the environment in which it operates and on specific issues. The sub-series is arranged in sub-sub-series as follows:

P0145/05D01 - Manuals.
P0145/05D02 - Policies.
P0145/05D03 - Language policy.

Planning, surveys

The materials in the sub-series document the Association's surveys and planning, and witness to the demographic evolution of Greater Montreal.

The sub-series consists of reports; studies; agendas, minutes and other committee documents; speeches and articles; correspondence; questionnaires and sets of completed questionnaires; architectural prospectuses, brochures, illustrations, and sketches; surveyors' reports; construction specifications; and maps, charts, and photographs. The sub-series is arranged as follows:

P0145/05E01 - 1925 Montreal YMCA Population Study.
P0145/05E02 - 1946 Hugg Study.
P0145/05E03 - 1949-1952 Branch Study.
P0145/05E04 - Guide Lines to the Sixties.
P0145/05E05 - 1964-1969 Planning and Development.
P0145/05E06 - 1969-1970 Planning Process.
P0145/05E07 - 1971 Planning Process Mobilization.
P0145/05E08 - Development Plan for 1980-1985.
P0145/05E09 - 1984-1987 Strategic Plan.
P0145/05E10 - 1986-1988 Strategic Planning Review.
P0145/05E11 - 1990s surveys.
P0145/05E12 - Small surveys and planning exercises
P0145/05E13 - Proposals for unrealized branches, facilities.
P0145/05E14 - Source materials.


The sub-series documents the YMCA's reflection on its mission, mandate, objectives, philosophy, values, and role.

Organizational review

The sub-series documents the Montreal YMCA's reflection on and evaluation of the effectiveness of its structure for fulfilling its mission.

It includes reports, studies by organizational review committees and other individuals and groups, and related minutes and correspondence.

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